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Metamaterial Superconductor Hints At New Era of High Temperature Superconductors

Thud457 Miracles^2! (39 comments)

You just made 37 Juggalos' heads asplode.
Good work!

about a week ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Thud457 4th Doctor is BEST Doctor. Scientific fact. (178 comments)

That Doctor Who reboot isn't scientific fiction. It's pure fantasy and Americanized Michael Bay actionexplosions(tm) . That "Doctor" deals with every problem by waving his magic wand like Harry Potter and yelling "RUN!".

about a week ago
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How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist

Thud457 Re:Depends (53 comments)

"fecal transplant" is a concept I could have quite happily gone to my grave without learning. Thank you Dr. Gregory House.

about a week ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Thud457 I'll call it the "Jim Parsons" project. (517 comments)

The design spec specifically stated "cities on flame with rock and roll" not "birdies aflame from old Sol".

about a week ago
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FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

Thud457 a holistic bot ecosystem (133 comments)

I think you've put your finger on an underserved market - clandestine growbots that can be sent out to tend your crop in national forests while maintaining plausible denialblitiy.
Anti-aircraft-drone drones. Drive-by killbots for defending your territory. And pusherbots. And if you expand into related industries, pimpbots.

Like Syndicate LARP. With robots.
You know, for the kids.

about a week ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

Thud457 Re:The last six jobs (304 comments)

Your list was redundant, I fixed it for you.

The last four jobs:
Machine learning engineers, robotics engineers, pimps and prostitutes.

about two weeks ago
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Ryan Lackey, Marc Rogers Reveal Inexpensive Tor Router Project At Def Con

Thud457 Re:Calling TP-Link (38 comments)

hell, just socket your flash & ram. Be sure to slap as penguin sticker on the box.

about two weeks ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

Thud457 Lionel Hutz, esq., RIP (147 comments)

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do these sound like the actions of a man whose had ALL he could eat?

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

Thud457 look out, Monroe doctrine x 100! (322 comments)

US : 1900's Caribbean :: China : 2000's Pacific.
The United Fruit company didn't fuck around.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

Thud457 Re:As a European... (81 comments)

Wikipedia should also link to pages about the relevant laws, and discussing why they're a really bad idea.

about three weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Thud457 pshaw! you call that consumer abuse?!! (502 comments)

In Florida, we get the privilege of paying in advance for DECADES for nuclear projects that never get built.
We'd see more benefit from that spending if we literally burned the money.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX Chooses Texas Site For Private Spaceport

Thud457 you forgot about Dre (113 comments)

Kids theses days. Don't even remember Gordon Shumway.
Or Mork or Scott Hayden for that matter.

Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing.

about three weeks ago

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Ron Paul Exposed As White Supremacist By Anonymous

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "Hackivist group Anonymous has announced that not only have they decimated the websites of avowed White Supremacist group American Third Position (A3P) during Operation Blitzkrieg but, in the process, they claim to have accidentally uncovered close ties between the racist group and Ron Paul. Not just the Ron Paul campaign, but Ron Paul himself."
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shooting triggers lockdown of HP & Apple campu

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "A disgruntled employee at a quarry shot eight people and fled through the HP campus, carjacking a HP contractor. The Apple & HP campuses were locked down Wednesday while a police manhunt tried to locate the suspect."
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"Atlas Shrugged" movie flops at box office

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "The movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's beloved children's fairytale failed to cover it's filming costs in it's opening (and presumably only) week in theaters this weekend. Tea partiers will just have to wait for part II to go direct to netflix.

I predict 9999 comments, all at -1, troll for this story."

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Goatse Security warns of iPad user data risk

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "oh dear, goatse is now submitting security alerts to IT websites.
nice (?) to see the classics still have legs.

Vulnerability research firm Goatse Security claims to have found a security flaw in AT&T's protocols that exposes the personal data of more than 114,000 iPad buyers.

"

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This must be preserved for the ages!

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zoo keeper mauled to death 'after defecating on tiger'

A young Chinese tiger keeper has been mauled to death after apparently trying to defecate on one of his big cats.

The 19-year-old appears to have climbed the railings of the Bengal tiger cage and pulled his trousers down.

Evidence at the scene of the death at the Jinan animal park included toilet paper, excrement and a trouser belt.

Zoo officials think Xu Xiaodong either slipped into the cage or was pulled in by one of the four angry tigers.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man told a co-worker he needed to go to the toilet but police were called when he failed to return.

They found his body lying on the ground surrounded by tigers. The teenager had reportedly been bitten in the neck and was covered in blood.

Police believe Xu climbed the wall of a partially constructed building used to raise the tigers to relieve himself. They said the smell probably caused the tigers to pounce.

You can see more stories about tigers and zoos on Ananova, or read our Animal attacks file.

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